Whether it’s a day out, a weekend away or an indulgent seven-day holiday, travelling by coach to the coast is the best way to see the world. Thanks to a Mayday Travel driver, you can enjoy being chauffeured from your home to your destination in 5-star luxury.
When you’ve decided where you want to explore, booked your ticket and packed a good book to read on the beach, it’s just a case of counting down the days. On the day, you can turn up to the pick-up point, load any luggage in the under-garage area of the coach, climb aboard and settle back into your seat to be transported to a world of crashing waves, swooping seagulls, dramatic cliffs of the south coast and perhaps a bag of fish and chips for tea.
Be ready for the journey
The British weather always has something new to throw at us, often with no warning at all. If you’re going to be out and about exploring the coast, you need to be dressed for any weather. While the coach will get you there warm and dry, waterproof outer clothing and an umbrella are sensible accessories on your seaside trip.
On many trips, we offer on-board refreshments, but you can also bring your own snacks and drinks or a picnic to enjoy on the beach. We recommend printing a copy of the itinerary so you know exactly when you’ll need to be back at the coach stop to go home.
Plan your day in advance
As soon as you’re booked, start planning your time away, especially if it’s a day trip. Even if you know the area well, the Internet is awash with blogs, travel guides and reviews that can help you find new, and hidden, gems. Plan to take in the best views, the quirkiest cafes and the spots that the locals never miss.
Read up on the local restaurants and pubs if you’ve got the time. There is no shortage of great eateries by the seaside, no matter if you’re after seafood, steak or a great club sandwich.
Our drivers will help to point you in the direction of local landmarks, and they can help you find things on the map once you’re parked up. Just ask!
Record the day to keep the memories fresh
Smartphone snaps are fine, but seaside memories are best captured in high quality photos. Don’t forget your camera – film, or digital – and fresh batteries for the duration of your stay.
Taking photos means you can show your children and perhaps grandchildren the sites you have visited and you can always take a moment of your day in the future to remember the fantastic time you spent travelling to the coast.
Coach travel is the best way to see the sights and sounds that the UK’s seaside towns have to offer. Leave the stress and strain of having to drive behind you, and forget about battling roadworks. Just hop on a coach and enjoy the serenity of the calm, ocean view.
If you’ve decided to treat yourself to a break on the coast, do it in style and book a seat on a coach with Mayday Travel. You’ll arrive refreshed and ready to have one of the best trips of your life.
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